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Five days that shocked the world : eyewitness accounts from Europe at the end of World War II / Nicholas Best.

  • ISBN: 9780312614928
  • ISBN: 0312614926
  • Description: xiv, 369 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,

Available copies

  • 4 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Danvers Adult Nonfiction D 755.7 B475 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 940.534/Best (Text to phone) Available -
Middlesex - Bedford Campus Stacks D755.7 .B475 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody West Branch Adult Nonfiction NEW D 755.7 .B475 2012 (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-352) and index.
Contents Note: The death of Mussolini -- In Berlin -- Himmler sues for peace -- Nazis on the run -- Chaos in Italy -- Himmler looks to the stars -- Belsen -- Operation Manna -- Dachau -- The United Nations -- Assault on the Reichstag -- Curtain call for Lord Haw Haw -- The Americans take Munich -- Italy -- Hitler goes to Valhalla -- The Germans want to talk -- The Nazis regroup -- May Day in Russia -- Operation Chowhound -- Dönitz speaks to the nation -- The news is out -- The Nazis consider their positions -- Surrender in Italy -- Berlin falls -- Now that the Führer has gone -- Germany surrenders.
Summary: "In the momentous days from April 28 to May 2, 1945, the world witnessed the death of two Fascist dictators and the fall of Berlin. Mussolini's capture and execution by Italian partisans, the suicide of Adolf Hitler, and the fall of the German capital signaled the end of the four-year war in the European Theater. In Five Days That Shocked the World, Nicholas Best thrills readers with the first-person accounts of those who lived through this dramatic time."--P. [2] of jacket.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Europe > End.
World War, 1939-1945 > Social aspects > Europe.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives.
Europe > History > 1945- > Anecdotes.
Europe > Social conditions > 20th century > Anecdotes.